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Film | Kids

Friends Near and Far

Ages 8+
Short films
Sun, Feb 2, 2020
  • 1PM
RUN TIME: 92min
$10 for children (13 & under) and seniors (65+)
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Single Tickets
Thu Dec 05
BAM Members
Thu Dec 12
General Public
February 2020
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Sunday February 02, 2020
Performances no longer available.

Northwest Film Forum

Watch the wheels turn in these live action shorts from Europe, South America, and India. You’ll meet kids who find magic in navigating all kinds of twists and turns in their lives. Time travel with two friends, meet a boy who knows how to make work feel like an adventure, discover how differences can make the world a better place, and test your psychic powers with a new friend!

This program includes films from Brazil, India, Ireland, Peru, and Qatar.

All in Good Time (2017)

Dir. Bonnie Dempsey
Ireland, live-action, 15min
In English


An Irish boy, who lives on the west coast of Ireland in 1918, and an Indian-Irish girl, who lives in the same place in 2018, form a friendship via magical messages stuffed into a bottle that they throw in the sea.

Like Playing (2018)

Dir. Berenice Adrianzen Zegarra
Peru, live action, 20min
In Spanish with English subitltes


A resourceful and imaginative boy shows his little brother and a friend how to turn a search for recyclables into a grand hunt for treasure.

Apples and Oranges (2019)

Dir. Rukshana Tabassum
India, live-action, 22min
In English with subtitles


In this fable set in the land of Fruitistan, two friends named Daisy and Tulip must find a way to overcome a big difference that has divided their families.

Sh’hab (2018)

Dir. Amal Al-Muftah
Qatar, live action, 13min
In Arabic with English subtitles


Upon hearing a myth about falling stars, a young girl’s curiosity is sparked. She sets out on her father’s boat, with the assistance of her older brother, to chase the fabled comets.

The Girl at the End of the Garden (2019)

Dir. Bonnie Dempsey
Ireland, live action, 14min


An unhappy young girl finds her life turned upside down when she finds a mysterious runaway with psychic powers in her back garden.


Dir. Bernard Attal
Brazil, live action, 8min
In Portuguese with English subtitles


Dela is a beautiful little girl with a mind of her own. She lives with her dad, a cook, on the magical island of Itaparica in Brazil's Bay of All Saints. Dela does not understand why the kids at school make fun of her name and her hair. But she is determined to sort it out.

Join and save $5 on adult tickets to BAMkids Film Festival. BAM members also get 50% off regular-price movies, all year long.
Food and Drink Policy  
Please note: No outside food and drink is permitted at the BAMkids Film Festival. Concessions will be available at BAMcafé. Due to the large volume of attendees, we cannot accommodate birthday parties in any of the festival spaces.
Ticketing Policy  
Please note: Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend BAM programs. Lap seating will not be permitted without a ticket.
Chris Sheer

Get to your seat early to enjoy a zany, interactive, family-friendly magic show from expert clown Chris Sheer from The Muse Brooklyn!